Drawing shows no longer televised after June 30, 2014
Daily Drawing Show
The Daily 3®, Northstar Cash®, Gopher 5®, Powerball® and Mega Millions® drawings will no longer be televised effective July 1, 2014. (The Hot Lotto® and All or Nothing™ drawings have not been televised.) Minnesota is one of many lotteries to discontinue televising the drawing shows.
The change in player viewing habits and the huge growth in mobile phones, social media and other digital media have reduced the need to televise these drawing shows. The Lottery will save about $330,000 per year by not televising them.
There are many good, alternate ways for players to get the winning numbers:
- the latest jackpots and winning numbers for each game are available on our home page
- jackpots and winning numbers for past drawings are available on each of the lotto games pages
- call our Winning Numbers Hotline at (651) 634-1111
- request a winning numbers report from your local lottery retailer
- join our Lucky Players Club and sign up for winning numbers e-mails
- watch our @MNLottoNumbers Twitter account for results after each drawing
There are many layers of security to ensure that all drawings are random and fair for all players. All of the Minnesota-only drawings (Daily 3, Northstar Cash, Gopher 5) are audited by the independent Certified Public Accounting firm of Schechter Dokken Kanter Andrews & Selcer Ltd. and are conducted using rigid security procedures.
These drawings are conducted using a random number generator, which is certified by Gaming Laboratories International — the same company that certifies about 90 percent of all slot machines used in casinos across the United States. Furthermore, the random number generator is housed in a stand-alone machine and not connected with any other systems.
The Lottery conducts both pre-drawing testing and post-draw reviews to ensure the randomness of the winning numbers.
The Powerball, Hot Lotto, and All or Nothing drawings are conducted by the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) and Mega Millions drawings are conducted by the Mega Millions Consortium. These drawings are also audited by an outside auditing firm and are conducted using rigid security procedures.
|All or Nothing: Twice Daily at 12:45 and 8:45 p.m.|
|Daily 3: Daily at 6:17 p.m.|
|Northstar Cash: Daily at 6:17 p.m.|
|Gopher 5: Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 6:17 p.m.|
|Hot Lotto: Wednesday and Saturday at 9:40 p.m.|
|Mega Millions: Tuesday and Friday at 10:00 p.m.|
|Powerball: Wednesday and Saturday at 9:59 p.m.|